Reader's View: Fixated on Trump, House not representing
We know what many Democrats, especially in the U.S. House of Representatives, are against -- and that is a whole lot easier than trying to decipher what they are for. What their words and actions say loudly and clearly is that many of them are op...
We know what many Democrats, especially in the U.S. House of Representatives, are against - and that is a whole lot easier than trying to decipher what they are for. What their words and actions say loudly and clearly is that many of them are opposed to President Donald Trump, some of them to the point that they would like to impeach him. And now that their majority in the House has enabled them to gain chairmanships of House investigative committees, they will target Trump first and foremost.
With "stop and impeach Trump" now in full gear as the new House is seated, one might be prompted to pose this question: Is the prime purpose of a U.S. representatives to spend a majority of effort getting dirt on Trump?
I would assume, as their title suggests that our representatives are there to represent the folks back home in their districts. If that is the case, then another question can be raised: Is getting Trump what the people of their districts wish them to spend their time on? Or are there other items needed to be made into law that would make their everyday lives easier and more comfortable?
If representatives are elected to do the people's work, then they should do it.
However, it would seem that some Democrats - particularly those in top leadership posts, such as Charles Schumer, Nancy Pelosi, Adam Schiff and Maxine Waters, among others - are more intent on thwarting the progress of Trump and the Republicans than in offering solutions in the best interests of citizens nationally and their constituents back home.